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by lobster
Mon, 01 Mar 2021, 16:45
Forum: Hyundai and Kia
Topic: Height of ioniq 5
Replies: 6
Views: 190

Re: Height of ioniq 5

Hi Dave, there must be many simple solutions to this problem. Can you adjust the opening height of the garage door? Perhaps you could partially deflate the boat to enter / exit the garage, an electric compressor should be able to re-inflate it without exerting yourself. I was wondering what do you d...
by lobster
Sat, 13 Feb 2021, 10:49
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: New EV Charge Stations For North West Victoria
Replies: 27
Views: 1697

Re: Charging The Regions - Victoria

Lucky Victorians. http://www.cvga.org.au/charging-the-regions-2-local-government-ev-charging-network.html The Central Victorian Greenhouse Alliance (CVGA) is working in partnership with 12 local councils and the Victorian Government to roll out a network of public EV charging infrastructure. It is e...
by lobster
Sun, 31 Jan 2021, 17:10
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: getting small business to share their powerpoints
Replies: 22
Views: 636

Re: getting small business to share their powerpoints

There is a Setec unit for sale in Australia, only one at $3,500.

https://www.google.com/aclk?sa=L&ai=DCh ... IVw&adurl=

Cheers, Steve
by lobster
Fri, 22 Jan 2021, 11:28
Forum: Nissan
Topic: 12V lead acid battery 2017 Leaf
Replies: 2
Views: 158

Re: 12V lead acid battery 2017 Leaf

Page 28 of this linked document with the heading "Battery Terminal Adapters" shows examples of various battery terminal devices and provides technical names for these items. These adapters can be used to fit OEM automotive cables to various non automotive batteries. https://www.powerandsignal.com/Im...
by lobster
Tue, 19 Jan 2021, 10:21
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: AEVA Membership Status re-Automated!
Replies: 6
Views: 365

Re: AEVA Membership Status re-Automated!

AEVA Members have a lovely royal blue hue to their username. If your AEVA Membership status on this forum is not what you think it should be, please contact myself or @jonescg, preferably via PM if possible and we can investigate. Cheers, Chris your username is shown as Red hue on my chrome browser...
by lobster
Mon, 28 Dec 2020, 13:50
Forum: Renault
Topic: Gagging on the air freshener
Replies: 11
Views: 311

Re: Gagging on the air freshener

Lou, I had not heard of a Fake Sydney Harbour Bridge, intrigued I found this excellent story of the Bridge.

Enjoy....

https://mirrorsydney.wordpress.com/tag/ ... ur-bridge/

Chees, Steve
by lobster
Fri, 25 Dec 2020, 14:00
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Chargefox at Cooma
Replies: 4
Views: 621

Re: Chargefox at Cooma

An email to me sent from Chargefox yesterday. Not about Cooma but gives an Idea of the problems setting up a network for differing EV brands and sites. What’s going on with the Chargefox network? Link below https://mailchi.mp/chargefox/our-second-ultra-rapid-charging-station-has-just-opened-and-ther...
by lobster
Fri, 25 Dec 2020, 07:45
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Ultrasonic cleaning bath project...
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Re: Ultrasonic cleaning bath project...

Chris, as an ex Elec/Nav/Com/Radio Tech I would suggest some simple elimination checking could find an easy fix. Can you measure the AC supply side to determine is it tripping on earth leakage or over current, the bath may have a marginal earth leakage or your RCBO breaker may be feeding another dev...
by lobster
Thu, 24 Dec 2020, 17:51
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Ultrasonic cleaning bath project...
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Re: Ultrasonic cleaning bath project...

Ultrasonic Generators & Spare part assemblies, all below $420

https://www.bjultrasonic.com/category/u ... price-desc

Cheers, Steve
by lobster
Tue, 17 Nov 2020, 13:06
Forum: i3
Topic: CCS 1 BMW i3's
Replies: 51
Views: 10518

Re: CCS 1 BMW i3's

At near on $1000 you'd think there's some electrickery going on in there. Although I suspect it's just a straight pass through and the price is due to a limited (and captive) specialty market This Link has a basic circuit diagram. just click the 3rd image and hover over to see the enlargement. http...
by lobster
Mon, 21 Sep 2020, 12:22
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV Charging Space Etiquette
Replies: 22
Views: 1035

Re: EV Charging Space Etiquette

Just need a big bucket of wallpaper paste and a 100mm brush.

Regards, Bill Posters :D
by lobster
Fri, 28 Aug 2020, 15:40
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Vehicle servicing by dealer, or find another option?
Replies: 14
Views: 572

Re: Vehicle servicing by dealer, or find another option?

KlinkPC, your new MG ZS EV has 7 years or 160,000kms warranty & roadside assist. The MG website has a page on Servicing, do they provide fixed price servicing for MG cars? With a warranty of 7 years surely you would want to have a good service history with MG, if you happened to have a major warrant...
by lobster
Wed, 17 Jun 2020, 16:19
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia's first Electric Highway!
Replies: 361
Views: 51658

Re: Australia's first Electric Highway!

I have a Khons J1772 to type 2 adapter, a worthwhile device, we have enough free J1772 chargers outside metropolitan Adelaide.

Cheers, Steve
by lobster
Tue, 16 Jun 2020, 12:28
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Rare historic EV for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 529

Rare historic EV for sale

On another thread D-Collins posted a link to thunderstruck-ev. They have interesting new stuff and some bargains on this Link https://www.thunderstruck-ev.com/garage-sale-items-ev/ Halfway down the page they have a historic vehicle the "ALIAS by Zap. No batteries or charger, a bit beat up since this...
by lobster
Wed, 20 May 2020, 11:12
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Hovercraft Conversion
Replies: 9
Views: 979

Re: Hovercraft Conversion

Paul, This should be an interesting project on this forum. Do you have a Link for this hovercraft make, model and specifications? I can't find this one on the Hoverjet Site. Those two Solo 210 engines should get a good resale price as the are popular in home built lightweight flying machines. Cheers...
by lobster
Sat, 11 Apr 2020, 18:08
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Feedback/Conversation on Preferred Smart Charger
Replies: 8
Views: 1038

Re: Feedback/Conversation on Preferred Smart Charger

I purchased An OpenEVSE in kit form from the American seller, after receiving good advice from AEVA forum users. I can recommend this EVSE. The OpenEVSE has an advantage over other other branded EVSEs as all of the individual component modules are available as reasonably priced spare parts. As the c...
by lobster
Wed, 01 Apr 2020, 15:31
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Goodwe SBP 3600 / 5000 series Hybrid Inverters
Replies: 1
Views: 369

Goodwe SBP 3600 / 5000 series Hybrid Inverters

I recently received a Goodwe SBP 5000 & ZEVA BMS16 v3 kit, and most of the components to complete a portable UPS system with my AVASS batteries. Thanks for the advice of forum users who helped me select these components. This will be a good project to keep me off the streets. The SBP Series User Man...
by lobster
Fri, 27 Mar 2020, 17:21
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: AVASS cells 2nd lot
Replies: 64
Views: 8485

Re: AVASS cells 2nd lot

To those people who have successfully completed their AVASS battery installation, I have some questions about your battery interconnection links. I plan to strap my cells into 4 rows each of 4 cells then connect these cells into a compact 4x4 grouping, this will require links of 2 different lengths....
by lobster
Mon, 02 Mar 2020, 18:50
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Perth Single Phase 5kW solar limit
Replies: 14
Views: 1055

Re: Perth Single Phase 5kW solar limit

Cheapest option for off grid storage is to grab the AVASS cells, A ZEVA BMS, isolator, and display... https://www.zeva.com.au/index.php?product=140 and a AC retrofit inverter like the Goodwe 5000S-BP. ... I have this exact setup on a test rig at home and have no trouble charging my EV. Reecho, my 2...
by lobster
Sat, 23 Nov 2019, 17:48
Forum: Hyundai and Kia
Topic: Base Ioniq hybrid pricing...
Replies: 7
Views: 1342

Re: Base Ioniq hybrid pricing...

memcode, are you referring to the non-plugin hybrid Ionic vs Toyota hybrids?
by lobster
Fri, 08 Nov 2019, 15:43
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: OpenEVSE Charging Station any Users?
Replies: 34
Views: 4383

Re: OpenEVSE Charging Station any Users?

Chris & Richard,

thanks for the good advice and installation photos.

I have ordered an Advanced Series - 32A IEC Type 2 Mennekes Kit Bundle with a 7.6m /25ft cable and a USB Programmer.

Cheers Steve
by lobster
Thu, 07 Nov 2019, 21:31
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: OpenEVSE Charging Station any Users?
Replies: 34
Views: 4383

Re: OpenEVSE Charging Station any Users?

Thanks for your replies, Those OpenEVSE photos are great. Is that 3 phase unit squeezed into a smaller local box, I can't judge the dimensions of box and those thicker cables? Chris, I will also require a single phase unit for my EV, so the convenience of lighter weight and more flexible cables shou...
by lobster
Wed, 06 Nov 2019, 16:48
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: OpenEVSE Charging Station any Users?
Replies: 34
Views: 4383

Re: OpenEVSE Charging Station any Users?

Bump.

Forum searches for OpenEVSE show these members jonescg, doggy, brunohill, reecho, and seem to indicate possible assembly, use or ownership of an OpenEVSE charge station.

I would appreciate any feedback on these type2 capable chargers.

Cheers
by lobster
Tue, 05 Nov 2019, 13:02
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: OpenEVSE Charging Station any Users?
Replies: 34
Views: 4383

OpenEVSE Charging Station any Users?

I need to purchase a 7kW EVSE for home and use on interstate trips. There are some compact devices that would seem suitable for travelling and taking on board the vehicle. This Khons product is available from the manufacturer in China or Re-branded from local suppliers at well over $1000. https://ww...